|Four Nass Valley communities will gain improved connectivity|
in 2024 as part of partnership between the Nisga'a Nation and Telus
The Nisga'a Lisims Government and national communication provider Telus have celebrated a partnership that will see an 8.8 million dollar project launch the ambitious work towards better connectivity to be completed in 2024.
The agreement, which is noted as a first of a kind arrangement will see wireless connectivity through the Nass Valley providing access to the Telus High Speed Network through a Nisga'a Nation owned network.
Once in operation in 2024, the network will provide for reliable connectivity for residents of all four villages of Ging̱olx, Lax̱g̱alts'ap, Gitwinksihlkw, and New AiyanshThat new connectivity will serve to expand access to healthcare and telemedicine, which is currently limited for Nisg̱a'a citizens and health clinics on Nisg̱a'a Lands, and improving public safety and communication for travelers and emergency responders along a previously unconnected stretch of Highway 113.
This joint initiative reimagines how public-private partnerships can enable Indigenous-led solutions and success. With funding from the Universal Broadband Fund and Nisg̱a'a, TELUS has committed to build six macro towers and 3 small cells.